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December 9, 2020

How Home-Based Palliative Care Teams Help See the Big Picture

Throughout the health care community, there is increasing recognition of the significant impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) on individual health and quality of life. COVID-19 has exacerbated social isolation and loneliness, limited food access, and highlighted financial, housing and employment insecurities and transportation issues.

November 13, 2020

Celebrating Our Nation’s Caregivers: Helping Families Face New Realities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Turn-Key Health, a CareCentrix company, recognizes the critical role of family caregivers and their ongoing support, especially those who support loved ones with serious illness.  As we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month this November, we acknowledge their tireless efforts to optimize individual patient care and care coordination and improve quality of life in the home.

November 4, 2020

Health at Home: The New Normal of Care

The shift to performance-based contracts had already begun to push the delivery paradigm from episodic, facility-based care to more frequent interactions to care for the whole person, when they are not in the office. COVID-19 only fueled the fire, making it mission-critical to rethink where care happens, now and in the future.

November 3, 2020

Health at Home: The New Standard of Care Delivery

The care delivery pendulum was already swinging toward more home-based health care before 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic…

October 29, 2020

Medicare Advantage Premiums to Decrease, Benefits to Increase

On September 24, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the average premium for a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan in 2021 would drop by an average of 34% compared to the 2017 premium. CMS also revealed that record number of MA plans would be offering in-home benefits.

October 29, 2020

Building a Better Model for Care at Home

“Building a Better Model for Care at Home,” an AHIP webinar presented by CareCentrix, featured Mary Naylor, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health; Terri Maxwell Ph.D., APRN, Chief Clinical Officer, Turn-Key Health, a CareCentrix Company; and Melissa Carr, General Manager, Home Services, CareCentrix

October 21, 2020

Home-Based Palliative Care Improves Outcomes for Individuals Struggling with Serious Illness: Addresses SDoH, Customizes Care for Dual Eligible Members

During the webinar, Jasen Gundersen, M.D., MBA, chief medical Officer, CareCentrix, Say Salomon, M.D., National Medical director of Acute and Post-Acute Care, ChenMed, and David J. Sand, M.D., MBA, FACS, chief medical officer, Care N’ Care Insurance Company, Inc. extolled the many benefits of the home-based palliative care (HBPC) solutions provided by Turn-Key Health, a leading home-based palliative care company. Turn-Key Health, a CareCentrix company, serves health plans, hospitals and physicians.

October 14, 2020

Dr. Eric A. Coleman Joins CareCentrix Strategic Advisory Board

CareCentrix, the leader in health-at-home solutions, announced the addition of geriatric and chronic care expert, Dr. Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, to its Strategic Advisory Board. A long-time leader in whole-person care, Dr. Coleman served as Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research and Professor of Medicine at The University of Colorado Denver for over 20 years. He was awarded a MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’ for his pioneering work in care transitions.

October 1, 2020

Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS): Proposal to Increase Support for Caregivers

Last month, in the run-up to the Democratic National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden announced the 21st Century Caregiving and Education Workforce plan. The plan would eliminate waiting periods for Medicaid recipients to receive home-based services and increase support for individuals who care for the elderly and disabled. The campaign predicted the plan would cost $775 billion over 10 years.

September 22, 2020

Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits in the COVID-19 Era

Medicare enrollment is growing quickly. By 2030, one in five US citizens will be 65 years old or older. Seniors currently receive benefits through Medicare in two ways. One referred to as “traditional Medicare”, the other, Medicare Advantage (MA), also known as “Medicare Part C.” Parts A and B cover hospitalizations and outpatient care and doctor visits, respectively; Part D covers prescription drugs.

September 8, 2020

Why My Own Healthcare Journey Led Me to CareCentrix

In this blog post, Chuck Berg writes about how his journey led him to the Board of CareCentrix and why he supports the company’s vision of creating personalized, coordinated, and tech-enabled services so that people can heal where they want.

August 18, 2020

Home Care in a Post-Pandemic World

It may be premature to speak of positive aspects associated with COVID-19, but the pandemic has taught valuable lessons about how we should care for those who are oldest and most vulnerable. In many cases, lessons learned were from mistakes, including the devastating consequences in New York stemming from the discharge of stable individuals with COVID-19 to long-term care facilities in order to maximize hospital bed availability when those long-term facilities were unable to care for those patients in a manner that would prevent further infection at the facility.